Kelly Baum John and Mary Pappajohn Director Email


Lindley Warren Mickunas Executive Assistant Email


Laura Burkhalter Senior Curator Email
Mia Laufer Associate Curator Email

Development & Membership

Cassandra Tant Senior Manager of Membership and Development Email
Jess Lane Gala + Development Events Manager Email
Jon Freymark Membership + Database Administrator  Email

Education + Interpretation

Jill Featherstone Senior Director of Education Email
Mia Buch Museum Educator Email
Dizzy Ransmeier Community Access Program Manager Email

External Affairs and Marketing

Amy Day Director of External Affairs Email
Maddie MacFarlane Digital Media Manager Email
Shae Rossetti Marketing Manager Email

Facility Rentals

Grace Braga Events Manager Email
Michelle Williams Events Experience Coordinator Email


Bonnie Valverde Senior Director of Finance and Operations Email
Matthew Hefti Controller Email
Ryan Sheldahl Accountant Email

Human Resources

Denise Hague Director of Human Resources Email
Jessica McGlynn Human Resources Generalist Email

Registration and Installations

Mickey Ryan Chief Registrar Email
Jay Ewart Chief Preparator Email

Studio Arts

Chuck Purviance Studio Arts Manager Email
Susannah Dotson Youth Program Lead Email
Kate Gorden Studio Arts Assisant Email

Our Board of Trustees

Meet the board of trustees who carry out the mission and vision of the Des Moines Art Center.

Board of Trustees